Director of Programs

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The National Press Club Journalism Institute is hiring a Director of Programs to lead its professional development work. The Institute’s programs create lasting learning that grows and spreads journalism which serves the citizens and communities who depend on it.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a professional development strategy that meets the organization’s goals and mission, with Institute leadership;
  • Generate training ideas that extend the Institute’s reach and build loyalty;
  • Identify promising potential faculty, recruit and coach them, provide feedback;
  • Design curriculum or oversee curriculum development for at least a dozen programs annually ranging from writing and editing training to new political journalism to audience analysis;
  • Craft messages that convey the value of professional development programs to the target audiences;
  • Teach classes on a broad range of topics as needed;
  • Oversee execution of programming, including logistics, coordination and communication, from booking rooms, A/V and banquet needs to providing learning materials and arranging coverage;
  • Create and track measurement tools that effectively evaluate outcomes;
  • Ensure programs are on budget and meet requirements for grantmakers;
  • Collect and contribute program narratives for grant applications and development initiatives;
  • Maintain annual training calendar and course descriptions;
  • Assess future learning needs in consultation with members, staff, board, journalists, journalism students and citizens
  • Identify and explore collaborative opportunities with civic partners.

The successful candidate will have experience:

  • developing curriculum for journalists that had demonstrable impact;
  • identifying people who can teach effectively and coaching them in presenting curriculum;
  • measuring the efficacy of training;
  • using strong analytical and communication skills to convey the value of training and its role;
  • reporting or editing in a newsroom within the last 3-5 years.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Please include: Cover Letter and Resume. No phone calls please.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute advances press freedom and grows journalism in the public interest. The Institute is the nonprofit affiliate of the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, representing more than 3,000 reporters, editors and professional communicators worldwide.  

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.